Superpressure Balloon Flights in the Tropical Stratosphere

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Science  07 Nov 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3906, pp. 738-739
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3906.738


Seven balloons were launched successfully from Ascension Island in January 1969. The balloons, flown at altitudes of 20 and 24 kilometers, will make possible a detailed analysis of the stratospheric circulation near the equator and will hopefully lead to an understanding of the quasi-biennial stratospheric oscillation in the tropics.

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